Dr. Tye Caldwell becomes the first Black male to join the beauty industry’s leading association
Dallas, TX, October 26, 2020 – ShearShare, the largest provider of on-demand salon and barbershop space rentals worldwide, today announced that its cofounder & CEO Dr. Tye Caldwell has been newly elected to serve on the Advisory Council for the Professional Beauty Association.
The association has endured a 100+ year evolution. From its beginnings as the men’s-only Beauty and Barber Supply Institute in 1904, to the esthetician-focused National Cosmetology Institute, to today’s leading producer of the most widely recognized events in beauty, PBA’s journey has helped to transform the beauty industry.
“The PBA’s voluntary Board of Directors and Advisory Council Members play critical roles in helping the Association oversee strategic planning and initiatives, endorsing legislation, lobbying, and staying up to date on industry-wide issues,” shares Dr. Tye Caldwell, cofounder & CEO of ShearShare and a 30-year beauty and barbering industry veteran. “Most recently, the PBA collaborated with California’s Office of the Governor to create salon reopening protocol. To be part of the beauty industry’s leading association’s government affairs program is timely. I’m thrilled to add my perspective and to serve as the first Black male in PBA’s 100-year history.”
Steve Sleeper, Executive Director of the Professional Beauty Association, says, “We welcome Dr. Tye Caldwell to the PBA’s Beauty Professional/NCA Advisory Council. The PBA has always been blessed to have amazing volunteers who put in tons of time and energy and commitment. We look forward to his great leadership and guidance. Congratulations to Dr. Tye for being newly elected.”
ShearShare is the first machine learning-enabled marketplace that allows salon and barbershop owners to rent their excess suites and booths to licensed cosmetologists and barbers by the day. The ShearShare mobile platform gives owners a chance to make efficient use of their excess space by providing independent stylists short-term access based on a time and price that’s convenient for them. Launched in late 2016, ShearShare currently serves industry professionals in more than 625 cities and 11 countries. For more information, visit ShearShare.com. To join the ShearShare community on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter, follow @ShearShare.
About Professional Beauty Association (PBA)
We’re the Professional Beauty Association. We believe in redefining what it means to be a beauty professional in today’s world by connecting, understanding, educating, celebrating, and fighting for the community that we — collectively — stand for and serve, whether you’re working behind the chair or running a beauty brand. We aim to make your job easier through providing news, resources, blueprints, advocacy, recognition, and community, so you can focus on the things you love, like creating and growing your business. We’re in the trenches with you, and out there advocating for you; because we are all in this beautiful industry together — connected by beauty, united by passion. For more information, please visit www.probeauty.org.